Thursday, June 10, 2010

Joel Osteen a False Teacher and a Deceiver

Paul describes the character of a false teacher in 1 Timothy 6:3-10. In verse 4 he says they "understand nothing." Listen to Joel Osteen to see if he falls into this category.

3 Comments:

Hillbilly Water Works said...

Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He was the Spotless Lamb sacrificed for our sin. It's not about a opinion, every one should read their Bible and find out for them selves least any one deceive them. Thank you for your post.... I'm glad I ran across it.

Jim Marjoram said...

I don't believe Mormonism is christian and it's origins sound like someone was eating a few too many wild mushrooms...
But where do we get off judging another christian and his perspective by a few seconds of comment? And who knows the heart of ANY man when he stands before God. How dare we assume to stand in God's place and judge a man's doctrine when we think we know the whole story. I will assess any man's comments for myself and decide if I want to agree or not, and I will have a healthy discussion, and if he's in error I would go to him privately (just like the bible tells us too) and then leave any judgement/condemnation to the Father.
Its your kindness that leads us to repentance. Thank you God you are not some horrible tyrant ready to publicly beat us up for every mistake and misunderstanding!

Lance M. Roberts said...

We are to judge him by what he publicly stated. He is a pastor of 40,000+ people with many more thousands who listen to him weekly.

If he can't defend the Scriptures and refute error, then he shouldn't be a pastor (Titus 1:9).

There is no way to refute him privately unless you drive to Texas. Where does the Bible say we are to privately refute error that was spoken publicly? It says the contrary. Jesus publicly chastised the Pharisees for their false teaching (Matt. 23), and Paul publicly called out the error being taught in Ephesus, Colosse, and other places.

People have to be warned. In today's society you are considered humble if you remain uncertain and arrogant if you claim to speak the truth. Many lack the necessary discernment so as to not be swept in to error, and therefore must be warned (Mk. 13:22).